Okay this is my first meme and I was tagged by Shalee, so here it goes. The thing you need to remember is that I love books, I adore books and for me to narrow anything down to just a few choices is next to impossible.
1. What book changed your life? I know everyone says the Bible and that’s true for me as well, but as far as something that really changed how I thought about my Christian faith, I would have to say there are two books. The first is No Wonder they Call Him the Saviour by Max Lucado. I read it in college when I had really hit rock bottom and it truly brought me back to my faith in Christ. The second would be Abandoned to God by David McCasland. It’s the biography of Oswald Chambers and is an incredible book. There’s one epiphany he had that still sticks with me when I start feeling all high and mighty, that anything another human being has done, good or evil, I am capable of doing except for the grace of God.
2. What book have you read more than once? Honestly, the list would be way too long because any book I love, I have read at least a dozen times. As a girl, it was anything in the Little House on the Prairie series or anything by Judy Blume. Now, it would have to be Gone with the Wind, Lonesome Dove, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, Redeeming Love, and Julie.
3. What book would you want on a desert island? Again, I know everyone says the Bible, so I’ll say Little Women. There is just something so comforting about that book to me. When Caroline first came home from the hospital I watched that movie over and over again because I just needed to feel enveloped in a peaceful, gentler time and the book gives me the same feeling.
4. What book has made you laugh? The Nanny Diaries cracked me up the first time I read it but having re-read it since becoming a mom it makes me a little sad now too. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood always makes me laugh. The Girlfriends Guide to Toddlers’ is hysterical because I can relate to pretty much every page. When I was younger I loved the Soup books. Anybody remember those?
5. What book has made you cry? I cry fairly easily at fictional characters, but here’s the short list. To Kill a Mockingbird, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (laugh & cry, that’s a good book), and Lonesome Dove.
6. What book do you wish had been written? A mother’s complete guide to getting a child to give up their pacifier. I’ll write more about that later.
7. What book do you wish had never been written? Books mean different things to different people, so I can’t say there is any book I wish hadn’t been written. Everyone has a right to their opinion.
8. What book are you currently reading? The Strong Willed Child (I need it) by James Dobson and Letters to My Daughters by Mary Matalin. I’ve read it before but it has some great things to say about raising a daughter and it makes me laugh out loud at times.
9. What books have you been meaning to read? I usually wait to get recommendations from friends but I have been wanting to read The Secret Life of Bees.
So there you have it, my book recommendations. If you’ve read this far and are interested, consider yourself tagged!